Obama did everything he could to avert a Great Depression that was caused by Bush Jr. At the time (2007/8), the entire economy was collapsing, including the banking and auto industries. Obama saved the country by over spending on the advice of competent economist, not semi-competent evangelicals who think a woman's body shuts down during rape. Obama gave the entire country a little rebate so people could go out and spend and revive the economy. It is the Republican thinking that calls for poor people to be further deprived and have no money to spend on rent, food, auto-insurance, and health care. The Obama economy is far superior, because it employs real economists.